Scripture Verse

As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. Mark 10:46


Eliza E. Hewitt

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Al­ex­an­der’s Hymns No. 3, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (New York: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1915).

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles H. Gabriel


Jesus passed thro’ Jericho,
As to the cross He went;
To the sinful and the lost
The Son of God was sent;
All the suffering ones of earth,
The blind, the halt, the lame,
Called His kind compassion forth,
For unto them He came.


Savior, I believe;
Let me now my sight receive;
Christ of Jericho,
Let me Thy sal­va­tion know.

Jesus passed thro’ Jericho;
With joy the blind man heard;
Heeding not the world’s reproach,
He begged a healing word;
This his opportunity,
For him sal­va­tion’s day;
Lord, I would receive my sight;
Have mercy now, I pray.


Jesus passed thro’ Jericho,
And still He passeth by;
Would you from your sin be free?
To Him lift up your cry;
Call to Him in humble faith,
He cometh now this way!
Lo, the Christ of Jericho
Will save your soul today.